With the summer season slowly leaving us, fall and winter are soon to follow in Canton. Instead of turning our thermostats down, we’ll be turning them up as the cold temperatures arrive.
This means an increase in your heat bill, but if you want to lower the cost then there are some simple ways to keep it manageable. Keep reading to learn some tips on lowering your bill.
1. Seal It Off
You may not think about it much, but any rooms that aren’t being used are still being heated. Make sure to close the doors and vents to rooms not currently in use such as guest room and storage closets.
If you have a fireplace, make sure to close that off too. Sealing off any exit that heat can escape with significantly reduce your heating bill.
2. Lower the Temperature
This may seem crazy when the temperatures outside are below freezing. You may need to wear a sweatshirt or cozy up with a blanket but your wallet will be happy.
You can save up to 15% on your average heating bill just by lowering your thermostat 10 degrees. With the money you saved you can buy yourself a new blanket to snuggle up with!
3. Fix the Draft
With the cold weather not too far off now is the time to seal up any doors and windows that may have cracks.
Make sure to seal doors and windows with spray foam or weatherstripping. You should even make sure your house is properly insulated. You can hire a professional to come make sure your house is sealed up for the winter.
4. Programmable Thermostat
By installing a programmable thermostat you won’t have to worry about remembering to change the thermostat.
You can leave for work and it will automatically lower the temperature. When you come home your house will already be cozy for you since it gets programmed to your schedule.
Installing a programmable thermostat will save you money where a manual thermostat won’t.
5. Turn Down Your Water Heater
Your water heater runs at about 140 degrees. Lowering your water heater just by 20 degrees will allow you to save up to 10% on your bill.
You will see have plenty of hot water so no need to fret about cold showers! Make sure your water heater doesn’t need replacement either. A faulty water heater can cause an increase in your bill.
If you’ve been meaning to buy a new area rug, now is the time. Having rugs around your home will better insulate the floors.
Your feet will be protected from the cold floors so you won’t feel the need to make sure the floors are also warm.
Lower Your Heat Bill Today
We hope that these tips will help you stay warm this winter as well as lower your average heating bill!
Make sure you visit us for all oyour heater needs in Woodstock and Ackworth to help prepare you for winter.